Head outta town to see the pristine Costa Rican jungle from the seat of a rugged ATV.
Costa Rica is known for its lush rainforests and what better way to experience them than by bumping and bouncing your way through?
This exhilarating tour begins with a ride through the countryside in a comfortable minibus. Along the way, your guide will point out highlights, including many plantations found in this lush setting. Mango, sugar and many citrus fruits come from Costa Rica and you will see rural communities and fruit stands interspersed with the scenery.
About an hour's drive from the city, your destination is a private adventure park, set up for fun, safety and excitement. Comfortable facilities and stunning views of the Pacific Coast, Carara National Park and the city of Puntarenas will get you started on the right foot. Everyone will receive a safety briefing (helmets required) and the chance for a test-run before revving up their machine.
Led by your experienced, fun-loving guide, you will follow jungle trails, often with bumpy dirt paths (after all, this is the real rainforest, not a paved road), pass 2 beaches and visit some scenic viewing areas. With 14 river crossings, remember getting wet is all part of the fun. There will be occasional stops, during which time your guide will impart some of the history of the area.
One of your breaks is at a pristine, uncrowded beach. Weather permitting, you might want to jump in for a quick swim (wear your swimsuit under your clothes) before making your way back to the starting point. Your reward for completing this rollicking tour is fresh, delicious, local fruit, a treat indeed.
Back on the mini-bus, it's just a short ride to the Tarcoles River Bridge. Keep your camera handy because you're likely to spot huge American crocodiles, (often as many as 20 or more), aquatic birds, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, and other amazing creatures.
Moving on, there will be a short stop for shopping in case you'd like to purchase a special souvenir to remind you of your day in Costa Rica.
Back in town, you have the option of spending some time strolling the boulevards or returning to the cruise pier or. If you stay in town, you'll make your own way back to the pier, just a short walk away.
- You will get dirty on the ATV trails, so please dress appropriately. Wear shorts, t-shirt, shoes or sandals.
- If you'd like to go swimming, wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel and an extra set of clothes.
- Bring sunglasses, a hat, a bandanna, and insect repellent.
- Bandanas and insect repellent are available for sale at the beginning of the tour for guests who did not bring their own.
- You will be required to leave a credit card voucher to guarantee the safety and use of the equipment. If the ATV is damaged due to negligence, a charge will be applied to the card.
- Helmets are mandatory and safety goggles are available for those wishing them.
- Please note that in Costa Rica there is some confusion about ship time vs. local time. Please see the purser on your ship to clarify whether your ship changes its time to local time so you don't miss your excursion. As each ship is ruled by its captain, it is your responsibility to confirm this while you are sailing.
- These ATVs are for single riders. If someone in your party would prefer not to drive, they may share the seat with the driver but must purchase their own space.
- The minimum age for this tour is 6 years old.
- The minimum age to drive is 18 years old.
- All drivers must present a valid drivers license at the start of the tour.
- All drivers must provide a credit card to cover any damages to the ATV.
- The maximum weight for the driver and any rider combined is 480 pounds.
- You must be in good physical condition to participate in this activity.
- Pregnant women and those with heart or back problems or epilepsy are not allowed to participate in this activity.
- This tour does not operate on Christmas Day.
Days offered: 7 days a week